Quake in California's wine country injures dozens
Updated On: Aug 26 2014 11:10:41 AM CDT
Napa city officials say that 208 people were treated at the city's Queen of the Valley Hospital following a 6.0 earthquake Sunday morning in Northern California wine country.
Hospital officials could not say how many of the victims were there for injuries suffered in the quake and how many for more routine injuries and illnesses.
A dozen people were admitted for broken bones and other medical problems directly related to the earthquake.
A 13-year-old was listed in serious condition at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center. He was hit by flying debris from a collapsed fireplace.
As of 11:30 a.m., Pacific Gas and Electric said all but 10 people had had their power and gas restored. The Napa Fire Department said they received 360 calls during the first 24 hours after the quake, and 50 fires were reported, including one at a mobile home park that destroyed four mobile homes.
A total of 49 buildings in the city have been red-tagged -- that is, marked as unsafe to enter.
This is the largest magnitude quake to hit the area in 25 years. October will mark the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, centered in Santa Cruz County's Nisene Marks State Park, which killed more than 50 people and caused widespread damage throughout the greater Bay Area.
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